Sask. confident private buses will fill Greyhound gap despite accessibility complaints

Sask. confident private buses will fill Greyhound gap despite accessibility complaints
[ad_1] The last Greyhound bus in the west has passed through Regina for a final time.Wednesday was the final day Greyhound buses ran west of Sudbury, Ont., leaving rural residents across the province and Western Canada in limbo.“To me, it’s not right,” said Charlene Egar, a member of the Regina-based advocacy group Transportation For All. READ MORE: Rider Express bus service to start in Western Canada on Monday Egar is confined to a wheelchair and relied on public and private transportation to travel across Saskatchewan.“I went home for Thanksgiving weekend. My father had to come to Regina to pick me up. Their vehicle is not wheelchair accessible so he had to literally pick me up, out of my chair, and transfer me into the van,” she said.Wednesday morning, federal Transportation...

Halifax advocate wheels down Robie Street to highlight accessibility issues – Halifax

Halifax advocate wheels down Robie Street to highlight accessibility issues - Halifax
[ad_1] In ancient Greek mythology, Odysseus traveled for ten years to return home after the fall of Troy. On Wednesday, Brian George ended a different sort of odyssey with a seven-kilometre trek down one of Halifax’s longest and busiest streets.“I’m starting here at the corner of Robie and Gainsborough and I’m wheeling all the way down to Saint Mary’s University,” George said. “It really is just to show just how inaccessible this city is and how difficult it is for someone like me to get around this city when not relying on things like transit.”Over the last two years, George has traversed 15 streets around Halifax as part of his Halifax Odyssey Tour, a project that looks to shed light on the challenges that people with disabilities face on a day-to-day basis. His route from the northern tip of Robie Street to...